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Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Butterfly ID Help



Does anyone know what kind of butterfly this is? Thanks in advance.

The Orange Oakleaf or Dead Leaf (Kallima inachus) is a nymphalid butterfly found in in forested, lush areas like New Guinea, southern Asia, Madagascar and India.
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They look brilliant when their wings lay flat, but when their wings fold up they look like leaves - sometimes green, sometimes brown, as if fallen and dead. The likeness to a dead leaf is nothing short of remarkable.

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